Download here or click below to play We wrap up another week in quarantine today with another edition of Quarantine Calling -- this time we reach out to Cologne, Germany to see how they're faring through the Covid-19 pandemic. After an update on the latest news, we chat with journalist David Sirota, who just finished a gig as Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign senior advisor and speechwriter. Visit his website at the link and sign up for his new mailing list!
Donald Trump spent the morning dissing the former president, the media and the intelligence community in Poland before heading to Germany for the G20 and his first meeting with Putin, slated for tomorrow. Howie Klein is back from vacation to talk politics and candidates. His most recent post, "The Democratic Party Brand-- Anyone Know What It Is?" delves into the idea of Bernie Sanders running for president again in 2020. We also spoke about Randy Bryce, the great candidate who's already giving Paul Ryan a run for his money and more. Visit the Blue America 2018 page here. And join Howie [...]
Nicole Sandler welcomes Desi Doyen of the Green News Report to tell us what's at stake if Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Climate accord. Dave Johnson of the Center for Media & Democracy then joins in to talk about Trump's tough trade talk about Germany, their cars and more.
CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou joins us today to talk about outing the US' torture program, as he wrote about in his first book, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror, and his time in prison, that's detailed in his page-turner new book, Doing Time Like a Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison. Plus, I shared some words of wisdom in the form of an editorial from Germany's paper of record Der Spiegel that this country should heed.